The George W. Mergens Foundation is currently accepting grant proposals. If this is your first time requesting a grant from us, please take our Eligibility Quiz to determine if your organization/project meets our criteria.

For information on the application process, please review our frequently asked questions section.

In order to adhere to the advice of public health experts to promote and support social distancing, we have temporarily closed our office and shifted the Foundation's operations to all-remote work. Our operations will continue uninterrupted and for the time being we recommend that grant requests be submitted electronically.

For our existing grant partners, we aim to be flexible and responsive to your needs and fully recognize the major implications that COVID-19 is having on your own staff team and the people you serve. We understand that events and programs are likely to be postponed or cancelled. If you have questions about how grant funds may be repurposed, please reach out to us at